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  • No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets

    No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets
    This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut. This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
  • Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

    Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts
    Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day. Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
  • L.A. Unified wins $7 million in grants for career tech programs

    L.A. Unified wins $7 million in grants for career tech programs
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will receive $7 million in federal grant funding to expand career programs at three high schools in the fields of healthcare, technology and business and finance, the district announced Monday. L.A. Unified was...
  • With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo

    With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo
    Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school. Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • Charter school drops controversial discipline fee

    Charter school drops controversial discipline fee
    The Noble Network of Charter Schools has dropped a $5 fee charged to students hit with a detention, one of the most controversial aspects of its strict discipline policy. Noble sent a letter to parents informing them of the change dated April 8, a day...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • UC Berkeley students file federal complaints over sexual assault

    Thirty-one current and former UC Berkeley students filed two federal complaints against the university Wednesday alleging a decades-long pattern of mishandling sexual assault investigations by campus administrators. The complaints allege that...
  • U.S. needs to add student online privacy rules

    As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
  • Sexual assault investigation policy revised at UC

    Sexual assault investigation policy revised at UC
    Moving to strengthen its sexual assault policies, the University of California announced new guidelines Friday that require administrators to report more types of violence and harassment and provide more support and protection for victims. The changes...
  • Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified

    Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified
    The mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, is joining the Los Angeles Unified School District as a senior administrator. The 55-year-old Melendez, a former Obama administration official, was talked about in recent times as...